Every aspect of Canada’s supply chain will be impacted by vaccine mandate for truckers, experts warn
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Oh look, ***more*** good news.
Are we going to see the grocery stores packed again with people panic buying? I remember that happend before the lockdown in 2020 and it was ridiculous
It appears the vaccine mandate goes both ways. U.S. regulators have announced plans for a similar mandate, widely reported to take effect Jan. 22.
What I don’t understand is this only applies to American truck drivers, not Canadian.
Edit: nevermind, they clarified and it applies to all.
Not toilet paper! That is a domestic product. As a matter of fact, we are net exporters of TP! So we’ll have more TP for everyone here!
Getting harder and harder to believe this country’s issues aren’t being created by design at this point. There’s only so much incompetence I can handle before the pattern recognition portion of my brain gets too loud.
Two years in, one of the most vaccinated populations in the entire world, and yet we are still paranoid about letting in the odd unvaccinated truck driver, which could potentially lead to devastating supply chain problems and further damaging an already weakened economy.
This is so punitive and pointless. Our politicians are truly brain-dead, people have lost all sense of reasonable risk assessment.
These people work, eat, and sleep in their trucks. How much of a risk are they exactly?
But what about all those people who say to buy Canadian?
Do truckers really have to be vaccinated? It seems like a pretty solitary job but I don’t know all the ins and outs.
This, like Quebec’s curfew, is not based on any sort of science. It is 100% pure politics and the stubbornness and arrogance of leaders – and it will be all Canadians who pay the price for it.
*Part of purpose of having vaccines was to help stem transmission. Against Wild, Alpha, and Delta, they were (on average) about 70% effective at blocking infection & thus transmission. That is all out the window with Omicron. Even boosted, breakthrough infection is still high and transmission is too.
The purpose of having various mandates was to control spread and lesson the burden on the already fragile healthcare system. Looking around, it’s 100% clear that horse has left the barn. Omicron is everywhere.
Keeping the unvaccinated US truck drivers out, and forcing the unvaccinated Canadian drivers to quarantine at this point won’t help curb spread, but it will significantly damage our supply chain and it punishes every single vaccinated Canadian anyway.
*edit for clarity
It’s the sort of decision that erodes people’s trust in the government and galvanizes the unvaccinated. Maybe this is what the government wants, they want to maintain a group of people they can put all the blame on for as long as possible.
So, why are we doing this again? I can’t keep up anymore, who’s benefitting from this decision?
I used to be very pro test and vaccine across the border but my recent experiences have shown me that it is such an absolute shit show of useless political theatre that I don’t care anymore
Scenario 1: My girlfriend went to the US for a week to visit her brother around Christmas. Her brother tested positive for COVID the day before she was supposed to fly back but she already had her negative PCR test from the day before. She checks with CBSA and they tell her as long as she had the test she could fly back home no problem. She spent a day at the US airport, 5 hours on a plane, and cleared customs at Pearson without a single person asking for vaccination status. She was also given no random test, home test or instruction to isolate.
Scenario 2: I have a TN visa and had to drive to Buffalo today to do something related to a new job offer. I did an antigen test yesterday to enter the US. Drove right to a rapid PCR test clinic in Niagara Falls and then my appointment. All said and done I spent maybe 1 hour in the US and 55 minutes of it in my car. When I arrive at the border to drive home they absolutely grill me and give me a HOME TEST KIT despite the fact I had a negative PCR test from an hour earlier.
What a complete fucking waste of time and money
If there’s one thing this federal government has shown us time and time again, it’s that they don’t care about rising prices and their effect on the middle class.
Of all the stupid decisions so far, this is easily the worst. Literally no upside of any kind.
What a disaster. Anyone with two brain cells can see this being a huge issue. Leave it up to the clowns in office to consistently make the wrong decisions.
The good news never ends.
It’s almost as if they are trying to intentionally destroy the economy and the country.
If a vaccine mandate causes serious supply chain issues then it’s not beneficial to implement it, even if it means more omicron. Increased covid transmission is obviously the lesser of two evils here. Food prices massively going up will cause far more misery.
Our leaders desperately need to start thinking about how much they’re killing the patient with their medicines.
This is just another tool for the government to blame the unvaccinated instead of helping the health care systems
Trudeau and his cabinet ministers wont be impacted personally so they don’t care.
Its all petty politics and we are the ones who will suffer.
But unvaccinated foreign nationals are still welcomed in with open arms. This makes no fucking sense.
I was in Arizona for a week. God was it good to get away from this ridiculousness…
They told us it was coming a long time ago. Not sure about other companies but our company was ready for this and just a few drivers are waiting for their vaccine appointment to keep driving across the border. The timing is a bit bad because grocery stores already have some supply issues and that certainly won’t improve it but I guess with the spike in cases that will get much worse in the future anyways.
Lol, our politicians must be advised if body positive Instagram influencers. The fucking idiocy.
And it will solve exactly nothing.
Bet there’ll still be plenty of weed.